ACCJC on trial
"This Case is About Fairness"
The lawsuit filed by SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera, against the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, went to trial on Monday, Oct. 27. Five days of testimony revealed some of the failures of the commission to follow its own policies and the laws that govern accreditation. *Read a day-by-day account of the trial. *Read an in-depth analysis by Marty Hittelman, former CCC President.
In photo, ACCJC President Barbara Beno testifies for second day.
2014-16 Executive Committee
The new 2014-16 AFT 1493 Executive Committee, pictured above, are (l. to r., in front:) Elizabeth Terzakis, Janice Sapigao, Lin Bowie, Victoria Clinton, Michelle Kern, Sandi Raeber Dorsett, Lezlee Ware, Katharine Harer, Joaquin Rivera, (l. to r. in back:) Rob Williams, Eric Brenner, Stephen Fredricks, Anne Stafford (in front of Stephen), Dan Kaplan, Paul Rueckhaus, Salumeh Eslamieh, Teeka James, Doniella Maher and Shaye Zahedi. (Monica Malamud and Hellen Zhang were not present.)
Faculty Evaluation Procedures
New Evaluation Procedures Ratified
Below are links to all of the documents developed by the Performance Evaluation Task Force (PETF) which were ratified by faculty in September 2014 to replace the previous Appendix G articles.
A. Tenured Tenure Track and Adjunct Faculty
B. Faculty Coordinators
E. Nurses or Other Healthcare Providers
F. Evaluation Summary Forms
G. Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) Form
H. Evaluation Committee Orientation Document
Faculty Evaluation - Student Evaluation Form
Front page stories
In the News | New AFT 1493 Leaders Elected | Statewide study ranks adjunct pay rates | AFT 1493 celebrates 50th anniversary | AFT & District Reach Tentative Contract Agreement | Text of Tentative Contract Agreement | “ACCJC Gone Wild”: CFT critiques the accreditors | AFT 1493 President Addresses the ACCJC | Performance Evaluation Task Force (PETF) | Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale | Retiree Medical Benefits: An Introduction
In the News
Nov. 19, 2014 — California Community College Districts Show Overwhelming Interest in Developing Four-Year Degree Programs (California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office)
Nov. 11, 2014 — CCSF trustees may not return to power until 2016 (San Francisco Chronicle)
Nov. 5, 2014 — Tom Torlakson's reelection is a victory for public education (California Federation of Teachers)
Nov. 2, 2014 — Panel that rejected CCSF appeal over accreditation had ties to commission (San Francisco Chronicle)
Vergara decision will not stand
From: Bob Bezemek, Attorney for AFT Local 1493
Date: June 11, 2011
The decision issued by a L.A. Superior Court judge in Vergara v. State of California, striking down California's tenure, layoff, due process and seniority laws for K-12 teachers, will not stand. It is a product of right-wing ideology, rather than Constitutional law and reasoning. The decision ignores the facts proved in the case, and disregards governing law.
New AFT 1493 Leaders Elected
New officers were elected as AFT Local 1493 leaders for the 2014-2016 academic years.
Click here to see the election results.
CFT releases statewide study ranking adjunct pay rates
SMCCCD is ranked between 12th & 20th, depending on which salary step is compared.
Click here to see the full study.
AFT 1493 celebrates 50th anniversary!
AFT Local 1493 turned 50 years old in November 2013 and the Local held a 50th Anniversary party on November 15, 2013 at the Cañada Vista Clubhouse, that brought together faculty and union activists from every decade from 1963 to 2013. Read the full story here.
Summary of September 2013 Agreement between AFT Local 1493 and San Mateo County Community College District